Chasing Autonomy

To begin, I am the girl who always has a boyfriend.

I know you’re making assumptions right now and I’m here to tell you that yes, they are all true. I am needy, possessive, selfish, and in constant need of my significant other’s attention. I am your textbook case study of a girl who always needs to be with someone. Sure, I can claim that it might have something to do with my abandonment issues from my father constantly leaving and coming back into my life, or the separation anxiety disorder I harbor (among other anxiety disorders I have). But I’m 27 years old now, and with a year of therapy under my belt, I should be able to navigate my relationships onto a healthy path. Except, I underestimated how difficult that journey would be.

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Self Acceptance

It seems to me that nowadays, the idea of self-love has become a trend. As far as I can remember, I’ve always seen my aunt read about it in magazines, but I feel as though in today’s society it is more of a grossing business and less of a personal and spiritual matter. Read More Self Acceptance

At the Beggar’s Table: Stretchmarks, Scraps, and Being Worthy

Q. Hi, I’m a big girl. Big as in 16 stone, which in pounds is about 224 pounds. I know a guy and we want to have sex but I am so worried that my stretch marks, which I have over the majority of my body, will put him off. I am also worried about the discoloration on my inner thighs and the fact that my lady area is big. I really need some help on this as I’m that I will be so self-concious that I won’t go through with it, but I really, really want to. What can I do? Read More At the Beggar’s Table: Stretchmarks, Scraps, and Being Worthy

Recharging Your Batteries For When You Need Some Holiday Self-Love

The holidays wear thin on my mental, physical, and emotional health. Between the manufactured cheer of holiday music, the yearly “War On Christmas” campaign, maddening consumer panic that eats people alive with a manic fury, and the balls-to-the-wall work schedule that I always think I can handle (I CAN HAVE IT ALL), it’s easy to overload on giving one’s self to the point of becoming a raggedy mess. Our own Golda Porestky said it best in her recent piece, The Gift of Receiving:

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Practicing Radical Self Care

After a nearly one month hiatus, Ms. Vagina Science is back! But not to discuss vaginas. Instead, I want to address an issue which is near and dear to me as of late, and of which I think everyone should make a priority – Radical Self Care.

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I’m Dating Myself Again . . . Literally

I’m bringing back one of my favorite posts this week. Read the magic of dating yourself as a way of upping your self care and amplifying your attraction factor. Enjoy! Read More I’m Dating Myself Again . . . Literally